Some social media influencers are shaving their babies’ hair in an attempt to encourage them to grow more.
Chloe Szepanowski, an Australian Instagram star, was the second influencer to share a photo of her newborn son, who had a fresh shaven head.
Similar to Ruby Tuesday Matthews, Ms Szepanowski shaved her daughter’s head after she caused a stir on Instagram.
The watchdog of the platform, Influencer Updates AU, linked the two accounts. It asked if Ms Szepanowski was following in the footsteps of Ruby.
Both posts caused shock among their followers. Some questioned what happened to baby Sunny’s hair.
Under Ms Matthews’ post, users called her decision to shave her child’s headbarbaric.
But, she hit back at these claims, saying that this tradition in her family is a time-honored practice.
According to Ms. Szepanowski, the buzz cuts help her kids grow a fuller head of hair since their dark hair eventually falls out.
She also said that shaving makes their new hair thicker and faster growing.
This practice is a tradition that her family has been following for generations.